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Hashimoto's Thyroid - Why Standard Medical Management is Not Enough

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Jul 13, 2021

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Hashimoto thyroiditis: clinical and diagnostic criteria

Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT), now considered the most common autoimmune disease, was described over a century ago as a pronounced lymphoid goiter affecting predominantly women.
In addition to this classic form, several other clinico-pathologic entities are now included under the term HT: fibrous variant, IgG4-related variant, juvenile form, Hashitoxicosis, and painless thyroiditis (sporadic or post-partum).
All forms are characterized pathologically by the infiltration of hematopoietic mononuclear cells, mainly lymphocytes, in the interstitium among the thyroid follicles, although specific features can be recognized in each variant.
Thyroid cells undergo atrophy or transform into a bolder type of follicular cell rich in mitochondria called Hürthle cell.
Most HT forms ultimately evolve into hypothyroidism, although at presentation patients can be euthyroid or even hyperthyroid.
The diagnosis of HT relies on the demonstration of circulating antibodies to thyroid antigens (mainly thyroperoxidase and thyroglobulin) and reduced echogenicity on thyroid sonogram in a patient with proper clinical features.
The treatment remains symptomatic and based on the administration of synthetic thyroid hormones to correct the hypothyroidism as needed.
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The Knowledge Base on Autoimmune Thyroid is Expanding

This article reflects that our knowledge of autoimmune Hashimoto's thyroid has grown significantly.
What this article reveals, however, is that the standard treatment has not progressed beyond thyroid hormone replacement therapy.
At Johnson Health and Wellness Center, each Hashimoto's patient is given a comprehensive, unique plan designed to specifically meet the individual's needs. We go beyond standard care.

How We Are Different

*Our comprehensive program evaluates and modifies the following:
  1. Nutritional Status - What vitamins and minerals are you getting, and are they being absorbed effectively?
  2. Hormonal Status - How are certain hormones like thyroid hormone levels and absorption, insulin, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone affecting the thyroid?
  3. Nervous System - How is the brain impacting the thyroid and vice-versa?
  4. Intestinal Status - Do you have a leaky gut and is it affecting the thyroid? 
  5. Immune Status - Is your body able to eliminate toxins that impact the thyroid? Are you generating enough anti-oxidants?
  6. Inflammation Status - Is your body chemistry contributing to inflammation that causes pain and fatigue?
  7. Food Sensitivities - Which foods are hurting your body and impacting the immune system?

Why is it important to check the above seven areas of concern?

Perhaps the most important reason is there are six major patterns of thyroid dysfunction and you need to discover what pattern is causing or contributing  to your case of thyroid imbalance.  Relying solely on thyroid medication for your thyroid problem can leave you in a states of sub-optimal health.

The reason; many times replacement hormones are used in an effort to wipe out symptoms without understanding what has caused the thyroid to malfunction in the first place. Usually the relief these drugs provide is short lived, or never actually works. In order to really address the health of the thyroid gland, the systems of the entire body must be taken into account.

So, even though you are taking medications for thyroid dysfunction, you may still have problems with your thyroid (even though your TSH levels are in normal range). For example, you can have problems with how the thyroid hormones are transported. Or you can have a problem with how inactive T4 hormone is converted to active T3 hormone. You may have issues with the end effect the thyroid is intended to have at the cell level.

Properly evaluating and managing the client with thyroid disorders requires both an understanding of how the entire body functions as a system and a series of detailed, in-depth tests that indicate the true thyroid functions. Please learn more about our testing process and treatments by following this link.

If you would like to have more information or to set up a consultation and see how we can help you reduce the effects of hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, give us a call at (586) 731-8840 to schedule an appointment.

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To see if you are a candidate for our care, call for a consultation today. Call 586-731-8840.

*Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC focuses his practice on helping patients find root causes to their chronic health challenges using the neurological aspects of chiropractic care, diet, and nutritional recommendations. Please be aware I work with patients who are already medically diagnosed with medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, who are considered to be successfully medically managed by their physician, but who still have stubborn symptoms for which there appears to be no medical answer. I do not diagnose or treat medical conditions as would a medical doctor with drugs or surgery.

For more details about the natural approach I take with my patients, take a look a the book I wrote entitled: Reclaim Your Life; Your Guide To Revealing Your Body's Life-Changing Secrets For Renewed Health. It is available in my office or at Amazon and many other book outlets.

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Topics: thyroid treatment, Hashimoto's, thyroid, Brain Health, thyoid disease, Gut Health

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